General information about the remote installation tasks in Kaspersky Security Center

Kaspersky Security Center provides various mechanisms for remote installation of applications, which are implemented as remote installation tasks (forced installation, installation by copying a hard drive image, installation through group policies of Microsoft Windows). You can create a remote installation task both for a specified administration group and for specific devices or a selection of devices (such tasks are displayed in Administration Console, in the Tasks folder). When creating a task, you can select installation packages (those of Network Agent and / or another application) to be installed within this task, as well as specify certain settings that define the method of remote installation. In addition, you can use the Remote Installation Wizard, which is based on creation of a remote installation task and results monitoring.

Tasks for administration groups affect both devices included in a specified group and all devices in all subgroups within that administration group. A task covers devices of slave Administration Servers included in a group or any of its subgroups if the corresponding setting is enabled in the task.

Tasks for specific devices refresh the list of client devices at each run in accordance with the selection contents at the moment the task starts. If a selection includes devices that have been connected to slave Administration Servers, the task will run on those devices, too. For details on those settings and installation methods see below in this section.

To ensure a successful operation of a remote installation task on devices connected to slave Administration Servers, you must use the relaying task to relay installation packages used by your task to corresponding slave Administration Servers in advance.

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